Jim Baab (rhymes with cab) photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form with an eye for light, line, and illusion. His current, experimental bodies of work explore symmetry through an in-camera effect, and, pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists.
Jim’s images have been chosen for national and international group exhibitions in the US and Europe; and, his self-published book of Instagram photography was included in an extended "photobook” exhibition at the Davis Orton Gallery and Griffin Museum of Photography. Additionally, his unique visions facilitated his selection as the sole visual artist featured in the 40th issue of POESY, a bicoastal poetry magazine.
Jim has explored the elemental bonds between human beings and nature, several times, with figurative photographer and mentor Karin Rosenthal. Illusionistic images that he produced in 2014, during Rosenthal’s ‘Human Landscape’ workshops, were awarded the Gold Artist award from ArtAscent, an international art and literature magazine.
Jim has spoken about his food, figurative, and Instagram photography, during special events at the Photographic Resource Center and Griffin Museum of Photography. And, he holds a B.A. in Film Production from Keene State College in Keene, NH, where his gleefully deceptive images, 'Vegetarian Nude’ and ‘Vegetarian Slumber’ were created.